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Old 04-27-17, 12:48 PM
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Last weekend at Marthas Vineyard

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Old 04-27-17, 01:52 PM
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Old 04-28-17, 03:01 PM
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Not a touring bike, commuter, but since you also have a MTB - I had these for about 3 years, no problems at all. The few rare times I used MTB tires in the past years they cleared the fenders too, although it was close. Zip-tied on the front as well per the manufacturer's design. Sporting a brand-new kid-carrying Blackburn EX-1 rack in this picture (ugh, heel strike), but my daily driver is the Axiom DLX Streamliner Disc.

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Old 04-29-17, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by mdilthey View Post
This entire thread is amusing.
Bog

I do not know the name of the little bridge that connects the 2 seatstays above the wheel. I do know that the clip on rear fender works ok on dirt roads and mud puddles.
Fenders Clip-Ons ATB

Check the Planet bike site.
fenders
Maybe you will find something.
They have clipon fenders, front and back.
I do not like the fenders that attach to the seat post. They always move to the side.

I do not like full fenders on off road routes. I do use Sks and Planet Bike fenders. I have full coverage fenders, perhaps 4 sets. They get little use. About 4 years ago I was glad to have them on a extra rainy Pacific coast ride.
I do not see my sks fenders on the sight. (Out dated?)

90% of the water in and on your shoe came off the front wheel. 8% rolled down your pant leg and into your shoe. 2% of the water on your shoe is rain drops falling directly on your shoe. A small set of gaiters keeps the water from rolling of your pants into your shoe. Ever ridden the Pacific coast route in December? I have, a couple of times.

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Old 04-29-17, 01:09 AM
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The Sks 26 inch fenders fit in the s&s case
VELO 65 MOUNTAIN - SKS-Germany
My older ones look something like this. Except they have a metal piece that bolts to the bike, and the fender slides on the small metal piece.
The 29er fenders do not want to fit in the case. (they can becme miss shaped if bent for a while.) This type of fender is allowed as carry on.
Side note. I use a 29er fender on the back of my 26er, and a 26er fender on the front of my 29er.


Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN View Post
Yes I am aware that this thread is mostly over three years old.

First photo shows what happened when I could not easily fit fenders into my S&S case with my bike. I went without. And this was the only trip I have ever done without fenders. Photo taken last summer.

Second photo is the bike I have done most of my touring with. Photo taken two months ago.

Third photo is the bike I finished building up about a week ago.
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Old 04-29-17, 05:19 AM
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This photo is to show the purposely large space I left between tires and fenders on my troll in setting up the bike for a Latin America trip (unknown destination at the time)

The reasons were:
-concerned about possible mud buildup (was not an issue on the trip, but could have been)
-thinking of the possibility of using chunkier tires like a Mondial with knobbies sticking out a bit more than the slick Supremes, so wanted more space
-horizontal rear dropouts re wheel removal, wanted to be able to remove wheel easily even with an inflated tire, which I can
-SKS fender stay attachment system (the plastic tab things that clips to fender and that metal stay slides into) has a closed end, so I erred on caution for cutting them longer) I realize this system is very robust, but is finicky a bit to install. I imagine I could modify the plastic bits (cut off ends to allow the metal stays to protrude and adjust fender height easier, with some loss of robustness.

In the end, having more space means the fenders are not as effective as if closer, but not the end of the world. I actually find the larger space visually pleasing in the sense that it fits in with the intended purpose of the bike to go anywhere.
When riding I don't see the space so from this view, they just look like regular fenders.

I'd take them off depending on if I knew I would be only on dirt with wet etc

I also like how the lighter colour works with the darker frame, same reason I stuck with the old white bar tape I put on when putting the bars and shifters on when I wasn't sure of hoods position.
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Old 05-01-17, 03:10 AM
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I apologize if I sounded elitist when I said "fenders are a must." I meant to say, "they are a must for me." Being wet is usually not a problem, unless it is near freezing (or below). The problem for me comes when all the nasty stuff on the road gets on me and my machine! I don't know if it really works, but I sprayed vegetable oil on the underside of my fenders to keep snow/ mud from sticking to them as much. Does anyone else do this?
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Old 05-01-17, 06:43 AM
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Old 05-31-17, 06:48 AM
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Old 05-31-17, 07:03 AM
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My touring bike came with fenders. I added the mudflaps that I made from a piece of rubber runner and some fasteners from the hardware store.

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Old 05-31-17, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by PedalingWalrus View Post
Last weekend at Marthas Vineyard

oh, fun. wut did you get at Alley's? was it crowded? how long did you stay? love this time of year when everyone is still getting ready for "the season". oh, and nice bikes! almost forgot
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Old 05-31-17, 08:08 AM
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We got some euro wafers, chips and ice tea and sat in the double swing on the porch :-) It wasn't crowded and it was awesome :-)

We spent a night at Oak Bluffs. Managed to cover the whole island on bikes. Excellent time.

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oh, fun. wut did you get at Alley's? was it crowded? how long did you stay? love this time of year when everyone is still getting ready for "the season". oh, and nice bikes! almost forgot
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Old 05-31-17, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile View Post
I know this thread has collected a little dust but having just got this put together today I figured I'd post it. Planet Bike fenders.... the instructions said they won't work with suspension forks. ********** They work with mine just fine. I do have mud flaps I haven't put on yet.



I put fenders on it to keep road tar off my bike in hot weather as much as anything. Around here most of the secondary roads are chip and oil and in hot weather your tires will kick up little blobs of tar that stick to everything. I've been riding these same roads and streets for 52 years, with and without fenders, when it gets hot the fenderless bikes stay home.
nice pic...I really like your bike!. I'm still planning my new one but I always like to see somebody else with a similar design
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Old 05-31-17, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by PedalingWalrus View Post
We got some euro wafers, chips and ice tea and sat in the double swing on the porch :-) It wasn't crowded and it was awesome :-) We spent a night at Oak Bluffs. Managed to cover the whole island on bikes. Excellent time.
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Old 05-31-17, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by keg61 View Post
nice pic...I really like your bike!. I'm still planning my new one but I always like to see somebody else with a similar design
Thanks, it's gained a few pounds worth of rear rack, lights, etc. since this picture but it's still my primary ride. I built this one awhile back.

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Old 05-31-17, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile View Post
Thanks, it's gained a few pounds worth of rear rack, lights, etc. since this picture but it's still my primary ride. I built this one awhile back.

I hear ya, I'm very much in favor of racks and lights. I don't worry about weight, I'm more interested in function and durability
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56cm Surly Disc Trucker with Velo Orange Zeppelin 700x50 fenders, spaced to accommodate 42mm tires, but fitted with 35mm tires:

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Old 06-04-17, 10:38 PM
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Not me, but that's how mine looks:

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Originally Posted by tarwheel View Post
Here are some photos of my bikes with Planet Bike Cascadia fenders. I don't have a mountain bike so these shots may or may not be useful to you, but I have been satisfied with the Cascadias. They were easy to install, have built-in mudflaps, and don't make a lot of noise. They are plastic but I consider that a plus because they are lighter than metal fenders and won't dent. They are available in a range of sizes, including 26" wheels.
NICE ! I'm planning to mount a mini rack with v-brakes the same as you have but I've been wondering if it would have any effect on the brakes. what brand is your mini rack and did mounting it present any problems?
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Old 06-05-17, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by phoog View Post
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Scha--WWINGGG... love those copper fenders
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Originally Posted by keg61 View Post
NICE ! I'm planning to mount a mini rack with v-brakes the same as you have but I've been wondering if it would have any effect on the brakes. what brand is your mini rack and did mounting it present any problems?
My bikes have canti brakes, not Vs, but clearance depends on your frame and fork. V brakes should easily clear fenders if the frame and fork are designed for fenders.

The front rack is a Nitto and they are available from various sources. Velocity Orange makes a similar rack.
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ok Thanks, the mini I'm planning to use is from Nashbar, on a Nashbar bike I'm "remodeling", I've seen one on Amazon also, from Sunlite I think
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